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Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever (edition 2012)

by Dr. Wess Stafford, Dean Merrill

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Title:Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever
Authors:Dr. Wess Stafford
Other authors:Dean Merrill
Info:Moody Publishers (2012), Edition: New Edition, Hardcover, 224 pages
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Just a Minute: In the Heart of a Child, One Moment ... Can Last Forever by Wess Stafford



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Just a Minute contains short stories that will make you smile and some that you pray never happen again. Unplanned minutes can change the life of a child - a smile, a pat on the back, a kind word of encouragement, moments that we soon forget, but will never be forgotten by little ones, who need that moment.
  SABC | Mar 3, 2012 |
Just A Minute
In the Heart of a Child, One Moment. . .Can Last Forever
Wess Stafford
©2012 Compassion International, Inc.
Moody Press
ISBN 978-0-8024-0472-5
209 pp. plus a ‘thank you’ and notes (Hdbk.)

Do you like stories about people? (Who doesn’t?) This book contains short true-life stories, most of which will make you smile. For some, have tissues handy because you’ll need to wipe away tears. A few relate difficult moments that discouraged someone or turned their life toward evil.

The author especially writes about how an unplanned minute or two can change the life of a child. The book will convince you that no matter who you are or how old or young, you can do many small things to make the world (and other people) better. You can do things that the folks you interact with will never forget. You may forget those little things you did, but you’ll have impacted lives in major ways.

Stafford points out how important children are to Jesus and how angry God is when someone harms a child. God loves every child in a special way.

The author, a Caucasian, grew up in a small African village and has spent his adult life rescuing hurting, poverty-stricken children. He travels worldwide, speaking, promoting his several books and his work with Compassion, International. ( )
  samcivy | Feb 21, 2012 |
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How long does it take to make a difference in the life of a child?

For good or for ill, individual moments in a young person's life can make all the difference in their future. It may be something said or done by an adult who hardly thinks about it: a hug, a compliment, an intriguing question, a sincere applause. But in that moment, the child discovers who they are, what is important to them, why they matter, and sometimes even what their destiny will be. Most of us want to help encourage and build into this next generation, most of us see the need all around, but we just have no idea where to begin.


Now, with this book, you know where to begin and you know that it only takes Just a Minute. Follow along as Dr. Wess Stafford, president of Compassion International, shares stories and experiences to introduce you to the difference you can actually make anywhere on the spectrum of child development. From helping meet physical needs to breaking down emotional barriers and from discovering latent talents to equipping with spiritual insights, these stories are a catalyst for action.


You don't have to be a teacher, a parent, a pastor, or a doctor to make a difference in the life of a child. You only have to be willing!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:18 -0400)

With each child you encounter, you have the power and opportunity to build up-- or, tragically, to tear down. You never know when you are making a memory. Stafford has collected stories that show that, if God stands a child before you, for even just a minute, it is a divine appointment.… (more)

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